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BEE wants Tripura uses less power

A Correspondent, Agartala
Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) asked Tripura government to adopt the mechanism for reducing power consumption substantially to contribute in combating climate change.

Officials here said that Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) had been assigned to Tripura govt for generating awareness and popularizing energy efficient green building designs suiting the climate condition of the region.

Anticipating future power crisis, BEE had suggested several energy saving options, including promotion of energy-efficient buildings and bio-gas generation from kitchen waste to the state, said power minister Manik Dey.

Referring BEE advice he said Tripura state electricity corporation had already started promoting energy-efficient buildings where there would not be required any electric light, fans or other cooling gadgets and to further promote use of CFL bulbs to vigorously concentrate on energy conservation.

Earlier, Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) has asked Northeastern states to popularise green building concept termed as GRIHA to reduce energy consumption without sacrificing the comfort levels and reduced destruction of natural areas, habitats, and biodiversity.  December 12, 2009